Divorce is an ugly experience that throws your family into disarray. (Things get better, of course, but it takes time.) Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is a holiday dedicated to being grateful and spending time with family.
When it comes to your kids, taking the high road requires putting their best interests first. But in this situation, it can be hard to tell what that means, exactly. Blind curves and poor signage make it difficult to tell one road from the next.
Are you a divorced mom? Is your relationship with your ex more scary than merry? If so, the holidays can make for some extra rough sledding. And there's nothing quite like co-parenting with a grinchy ex to put you in a bah humbug state of mind.
So, you got a divorce and now you have a raging case of parental guilt. You want to make up for the hell your kids have endured, but you're smart enough to know that buying them things is not the right way to go about it.